Literary Elements in "Jabberwocky"

Updated: 8/24/2018
Literary Elements in "Jabberwocky"
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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

“Jabberwocky” is one of the most famous poems in the English language, but not because of its content; instead, its nonsensical words and rhyme and rhythm make it a unique work of art that stands out in the minds of readers. Lewis Carroll originally included the poem in Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


Jabberwocky

Storyboard Description

Jabberwocky Literary Elements in poem

Storyboard Text

  • PORTMANTEAU
  • ALLITERATION
  • INTERNAL RHYME
  • “Galumph” (gallop, jump)
  • “the claws that catch!”
  • “He left it dead, and with its head”
  • CONSONANCE
  • LITERARY ELEMENTS
  • IMAGERY
  • METAPHOR
  • “Come to my arms, my beamish boy!”
  • “One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!”
  • “The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame”